Diabetes Literacy

Seventh Framework Programme European Commission

Work Package 3: National Diabetes Strategies


    To assess the current state of the art of national diabetes strategies in the EU member states

    To assess the variation of diabetes education programs in the European member states 

    To develop an annotated compendium of diabetes self-management education programs


    To perform an analysis of the national diabetes strategies across the 27 EU MS two strategies will be used: internet survey and document review. Use will be made of the Global Diabetes Survey technology and experts involved in the “Active in diabetes prevention” network will be selectively recruited. Parallel to this, a literature search will be performed and experts from international organizations will identify members from health insurance and user organisations. In countries where diabetes self-management educational programs are reported, opinion leaders will validate the information. The author or main user of each diabetes self-management educational program will be interviewed using a standard matrix covering items about program concept, target population, educational performance, applicability and evaluation.

    Main Partner

    The Medical Faculty Carl Gustav Carus of the Technical University Dresden in Germany is the main partner for WP3, also the host organisation of the Global Diabetes Survey. Principal Investigator and WP Lead is Prof. Peter Schwarz MD. Staff involved in this WP are Gabriele Müller M.Sc for coordination and developing of methods, Gregor Gallein M.Sc. for development and data analysis of questionnaires, Antje Lindner and Christina Ruch for evaluation of the implementation of self-management programs, and Thoralf Stange for software- and database design.